THRILLS – Thrills 3 [Digitally Remastered]
A classy AOR gem that truly deserved a proper remaster was this third album by Americans THRILLS. Digitally Remastered for the first time, “Thrills 3” is a must have in your collection.
Originally from Pittsburgh, but established in Long Island, New York, Thrills was founded in the Seventies, rocking the area and releasing two great Pomp AOR albums.
Both have since become collectors items, but not as much as this album, which got shuffled into the safe under lock and key, as the band was dropped by the label and remained unreleased.
Recorded in 1983, Thrills “3” finally appeared in 2000 via a nice reissue but not remastered.
Now, many years later, the real AOR diamond Thrills “3” is finally ready to go in all its glory.
Don’t be fooled by the cover artwork, the music packed inside is pure first half of the ’80s American AOR plenty of polished catchy choruses, hooks galore and tons of pompy keyboards.
From the opening keyboard riff of ‘Running Away’, the listener is treated to all sorts of awesome melodies with rich vocal harmonies everywhere.
The music is a terrific mixture of classic AOR acts from the era such as Preview, Spys, Avalon, Charlie, Dakota, Roadmaster, etc.
We have an impressive keyboard work in the vein of Mark Mangold (Touch), while Tony Monaco’s melodic vocals are pure bliss.
I’d point out highlights, but in fact the entire album is one long highlight reel. All tunes are extremely polished, and the choruses are just towering.
True AOR fans everywhere should grab this missing piece of AOR history immediately, A MUST HAVE in your collection.
01 – Running Away
02 – The Feeling’s Gone
03 – Best of Everything
04 – Let Me Love You
05 – You’ll Be Back
06 – Too Many First Times
07 – Falling Out of Love
08 – Give it A Chance
09 – Make it Easy
10 – It’s Too Late
Tony Monaco; lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Dave Fullerton: guitars, backing vocals
Bill Gilbert: bass, backing vocals
Linda Mackley: drums, backing vocals
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